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yūliju
يُولِجُ
He causes to enter
al-layla
ٱلَّيْلَ
the night
فِى
in (to)
l-nahāri
ٱلنَّهَارِ
the day
wayūliju
وَيُولِجُ
and He causes to enter
l-nahāra
ٱلنَّهَارَ
the day
فِى
in (to)
al-layli
ٱلَّيْلِ
the night,
wasakhara
وَسَخَّرَ
and He has subjected
l-shamsa
ٱلشَّمْسَ
the sun
wal-qamara
وَٱلْقَمَرَ
and the moon
kullun
كُلٌّ
each
yajrī
يَجْرِى
running
li-ajalin
لِأَجَلٍ
for a term
musamman
مُّسَمًّىۚ
appointed.
dhālikumu
ذَٰلِكُمُ
That (is)
l-lahu
ٱللَّهُ
Allah,
rabbukum
رَبُّكُمْ
your Lord,
lahu
لَهُ
for Him
l-mul'ku
ٱلْمُلْكُۚ
(is) the Dominion.
wa-alladhīna
وَٱلَّذِينَ
And those whom
tadʿūna
تَدْعُونَ
you invoke
min
مِن
besides Him,
dūnihi
دُونِهِۦ
besides Him,
مَا
not
yamlikūna
يَمْلِكُونَ
they possess
min
مِن
besides Him
qiṭ'mīrin
قِطْمِيرٍ
(as much as) the membrane of a date-seed.

Yoolijul laila fin nahaari wa yoolijun nahaara fil laili wa sakhkharash shamsa wal qamara kulluny yajree li ajalim musammaa; zaalikumul lahuu Rabbukum lahul mulk; wallazeena tad'oona min doonihee maa yamlikoona min qitmeer

Sahih International:

He causes the night to enter the day, and He causes the day to enter the night and has subjected the sun and the moon - each running [its course] for a specified term. That is Allah, your Lord; to Him belongs sovereignty. And those whom you invoke other than Him do not possess [as much as] the membrane of a date seed.

1 A. J. Arberry

He makes the night to enter into the day and makes the day to enter into the night, and He has subjected the sun and the moon, each of them running to a stated term. That is God, your Lord; to Him belongs the Kingdom; and those you call upon, apart from Him, possess not so much as the skin of a date-stone.

2 Abdul Haleem

He makes the night merge into the day and the day into the night; He has subjected the sun and the moon- each runs for an appointed term. Such is God your Lord: all control belongs to Him. Those you invoke beside Him do not even control the skin of a date stone;

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

He plungeth the night into the day and He plungeth the day into the night, and He hath subjected the sun and moon, each running till an appointed term. Such is Allah, your Lord; His is the dominion; and those whom ye call on besides Him own not even the husk of a date-stone.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

He merges Night into Day, and he merges Day into Night, and he has subjected the sun and the moon (to his Law); each one runs its course for a term appointed. Such is Allah your Lord; to Him belongs all Dominion. And those whom ye invoke besides Him have not the least power.

5 Abul Ala Maududi

He causes the night to phase into the day and the day into the night, and He has subjected the sun and the moon, each running its course to an appointed term. That is Allah, your Lord; to Him belongs the Kingdom; but those whom you call upon, apart from Allah, possess not so much as the skin of a date-stone.

6 Ahmed Ali

He makes night run into day, the day run into night, and has harnessed the sun and the moon so that each runs to its determined course. This is God your Lord; His is the kingdom; and those you invoke apart from Him are not masters even of the film on a date-palm stone.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

He brings the night in a part of the day and He brings the day in a part of the night; and He has subjected the sun and moon; each one runs to its fixed term; such is Allah, your Lord – only His is the kingship; and those whom you worship instead of Him do not own even the husk of a date-seed.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

He makes the night pass into the day and makes the day pass into the night, and He has disposed the sun and the moon, each moving for a specified term. That is Allah, your Lord; to Him belongs all sovereignty. As for those whom you invoke besides Him, they do not control so much as the husk of a date stone.

9 Ali Ünal

He makes the night pass into the day and He makes the day pass into the night (and so makes each grow longer or shorter); and He has made the sun and the moon subservient to His command, each running its course for a term appointed. Such is God, your Lord: His is the Sovereignty (the absolute ownership and dominion of all things). Whereas those whom you deify and invoke, apart from Him, own not so much as the pellicle of a date-stone.

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

He causes the night to gain on the day and He causes the day to gain on the night and He has harnessed the sun and the moon into service. Each one (of them) will go on moving for a specified term. Such is (the majesty of) Allâh, your Lord! All power belongs to Him. But those whom you call upon apart from Him have no power at all, not even equal to the husk of a date stone.

11 English Literal

He makes the night to enter/penetrate in the daytime, and He makes the daytime to enter/penetrate in the night, and He manipulated/subjugated the sun and the moon, each passes/orbits to a named/identified term/time, that one (is) God your Lord, for Him (is) the ownership/kingdom , and those whom you call from other than Him, they do not own/possess from (a) thin layer between the date and its pit/anything.

12 Faridul Haque

He brings the night in a part of the day and He brings the day in a part of the night; and He has subjected the sun and moon; each one runs to its fixed term; such is Allah, your Lord – only His is the kingship; and those whom you worship instead of Him do not own even the husk of a date-seed.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

And the two seas are not alike: the one fresh, sweet, pleasant to drink; and the other salt, that burns by its saltiness; yet from each of them you eat fresh flesh and bring forth ornaments which you wear; and you see the ships cleave through it that you may seek of His bounty and that you maybe grateful.

14 Hilali & Khan

He merges the night into the day (i.e. the decrease in the hours of the night are added to the hours of the day), and He merges the day into the night (i.e. the decrease in the hours of the day are added to the hours of the night). And He has subjected the sun and the moon, each runs its course for a term appointed. Such is Allah your Lord; His is the kingdom. And those, whom you invoke or call upon instead of Him, own not even a Qitmir (the thin membrane over the datestone).

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

And the two seas are not alike: the one sweet, very sweet, pleasant to drink; and the other salt, bitter. Yet from both you eat fresh flesh and bring forth ornaments which you wear. And thou seest the ships cleave through it, that you may seek of His bounty and that you may give thanks.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

He causes the night to enter in upon the day, and He causes the day to enter in upon the night, and He has made subservient (to you) the sun and the moon; each one follows its course to an appointed time; this is Allah, your Lord, His is the kingdom; and those whom you call upon besides Him do not control a straw.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

He maketh the night to pass into the day and He maketh the day to pass into the night. He hath subdued the sun and moon to service. Each runneth unto an appointed term. Such is Allah, your Lord; His is the Sovereignty; and those unto whom ye pray instead of Him own not so much as the white spot on a date-stone.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

He causes the night to enter into the day and the day to enter into the night. He has made subservient to Himself the sun and moon, each moving in an orbit for an appointed time. Such is God, your Lord, to whom belongs the kingdom. Those whom you worship besides Him do not posses even a single straw.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

He causes the night to enter into the day and the day into the night. He has subjected the sun and the moon each running for a named term. Such is Allah, your Lord. To Him belongs the Kingdom; and those whom you call upon, other than Him, do not possess even as much as the membrane of a datestone.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

He merges the night into the day, and He merges the day into the night. And He has subjected the sun and the moon, each runs its course for a term appointed. Such is Allah, your Lord; His is the kingdom. And those, whom you invoke or call upon instead of Him, own not even a Qitmir.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

He makes the night pass into the day and He makes the day pass into the night. He has subjected the sun and the moon, each running for an appointed term. Such is God, your Lord: His is the kingdom. Those whom you invoke besides Him do not own so much as the skin of a date stone;

22 Talal Itani

He merges the night into the day, and He merges the day into the night; and He regulates the sun and the moon, each running for a stated term. Such is God, your Lord; His is the sovereignty. As for those you call upon besides Him, they do not possess a speck.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

He, God, makes the night pass, enter, into the day, so that it becomes longer, and He makes the day pass into the night, so that it becomes longer, and He has disposed the sun and the moon, each, of them, moving, in its course, to an appointed term -- [to] the Day of Resurrection. That is God, your Lord; to Him belongs [all] sovereignty. As for those on whom you call, [whom] you worship, besides Him, in other words, other than Him -- and they are the idols -- they do not possess [even] so much as the husk of a date-stone.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

The gods of the Idolators do not even own a Qitmir

Allah says,

يُولِجُ اللَّيْلَ فِي النَّهَارِ وَيُولِجُ النَّهَارَ فِي اللَّيْلِ

He merges the night into the day, and He merges the day into the night.

Another aspect of His perfect power and might is that He has subjugated the night with its darkness and the day with its light. He takes from the length of the one and adds it to the shortness of the other, until they become equal. Then He takes from the latter and adds to the former, so one becomes long and the other becomes short, so they take from one another in summer and in winter.

وَسَخَّرَ الشَّمْسَ وَالْقَمَرَ

And He has subjected the sun and the moon,

and the stars and planets, with their light. All of them run in their appointed courses and in the manner prescribed for them, as decreed by the Almighty, All-Knowing.

كُلٌّ يَجْرِي لاَِجَلٍ مُّسَمًّى

each runs its course for a term appointed.

means, until the Day of Resurrection.

ذَلِكُمُ اللَّهُ رَبُّكُمْ

Such is Allah, your Lord.

means, the One Who has done all this is the Almighty Lord besides Whom there is no other true God.

لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَالَّذِينَ تَدْعُونَ مِن دُونِهِ

And those, whom you invoke or call upon instead of Him,

means, `the idols and false gods whom you claim to be in the form of angels who are close to Allah,'

مَا يَمْلِكُونَ مِن قِطْمِيرٍ



own not even a Qitmir.

Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, Mujahid, Ikrimah, Ata, Atiyah Al-Awfi, Al-Hasan, Qatadah and others said,

This is the thread that is attached to the pit of a date. In other words, they do not possess anything in the heavens or on earth, not even anything equivalent to this Qitmir.

Then Allah says